California, PA: Arthur & Kit Knight, 1976. First Printing. Single Sheet. An original postcard with a very well-printed reproduction of Carolyn Cassady's drawing of her husband, Beat-&-beyond icon Neal Cassady, gracing the whole front surface. Signed & dated 1951 at lower left corner, the drawing depicts Neal typing, seated in loose-fitting pajamas. Issued in 1976 as part of The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual series by Arthur Knight (1937-2012) &.....[Item #2096]
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Madison, WI: The Wisconsin Institute for Intermedia Studies, n/d (circa 1980s). First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside-poster (11"x17") announcing a reading by Diane di Prima, among the key female literary figures of the Beat Generation & beyond. The reading took place in Madison, Wisconsin under the auspices of the Wisconsin Institute for Intermedia Studies, with di Prima headlining "plus a spotlite on Madison poets." With reproduction of a well-known early.....[Item #2036]
Grindstone City, MI: The Alternative Press, 1979. Limited First Printing. Single Sheet. Signed by Bob Rosenthal as himself & as "Allen Ginsberg." "I'll tell my deaf mother on you! Fall on the floor/ and eat your grandmother's diapers! Drums, / Whatta lotta Noise you want a Revolution?" (first three lines of poem) A small broadside (approx. 8" x 10&1/2") with the title poem by Allen Ginsberg, a founding father of.....[Item #3192]
Peter Jonckheere. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Neptune Books and Music/Suzanne Hines Lodder, 1995. Limited Edition. Card. Signed by Herbert Huncke; also hand-numbered, signed & dated by illustrator Peter Jonckheere. This is one of only eighty hand-designed & printed cards created to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Beat legend Herbert Huncke in 1995, the year before his death. Huncke had been invited to the Netherlands by Suzanne Hines Lodder to read from his.....[Item #1623]
Louisville, KY: The Literary Renaissance, 1993. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside (11"x17") announcing the appearance of Grateful Dead member Robert Hunter at the University of Louisville. As noted on the broadside, Hunter, in addition to being the primary lyricist for the Grateful Dead, wrote lyrics for Bob Dylan, Jefferson Starship & others; he has also published his own poems & translations of some works by Ranier Maria Rilke. The.....[Item #2179]
Flint, MI: The University of Michigan- Flint, 1988. First Printing. Single Sheets. Two copies of announcement both signed & dated by Amiri Baraka. Two copies of a rare item relating to the recently deceased LeRoi Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka, among the earliest African-American members of the Beat Generation. The University of Michigan at Flint mailed this announcement of an appearance there on November 3 of what we presume.....[Item #1945]
Ann Arbor, MI: Rainbow People's Party, 1971. First Printing. Single Sheet. Offered here is an original postcard petitioning for the release of John Sinclair, the seminal countercultural activist whose "Total Assault on the Culture!" began with his founding of the Artists' Workshop in Detroit, Michigan. Sinclair was immortalized by John Lennon in his song, "John Sinclair" which chronicled Sinclair's unfair, deceitful arrest and imprisonment. The efforts of Lennon, the Ann.....[Item #2955]
San Francisco, CA: Canessa Gallery, 1975. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside (8&1/2"x22") with a prose essay-reminiscence about the North Beach area of San Francisco. Published anonymously & with no reference to place, publisher, date, etc. According to John Sherlock's Bibliography of Works By and About Gary Snyder (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, 2010), the author is Snyder, the great primary poet of the Beat Generation & beyond. It was.....[Item #2351]
San Francisco, CA: Glide Memorial Church, Circa 1967. First Printing. Single Sheet. A broadside-poster (14"x20") announcing a "Poetry Fiesta" with "music and Dancers," featuring readings by poets Lenore Kandel, Margaret Randall, Marcus Ulewicz & Lew Welch, held at the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco on December 16, (circa) 1967. Welch (1926-1971?), among the primary poets of the Beat Generation & the San Francisco Renaissance, famously disappeared in 1971, a......[Item #2497]